First deals on PC hardware for Black Friday: components and accessories

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Cutting budget costs for PC builds, motherboards using the B660 chipset are often more affordable than their Z690 and Z790 counterparts, especially if you buy a 13th Gen Raptor Lake processor like the mid-range Intel Core i5-13600K superb. of range. With ASRock’s B660M PRO RS, the LGA 1700 socket still supports previous generation 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake chips and retains PCIe 4.0 support.

Discounted $30 for a 25% saving during Black Friday, this is a fantastic opportunity to grab one of the best budget B660 motherboards. If you have spare DDR4 RAM from a previous version, you can move it to the B660M PRO RS and overclock it up to 5333 MHz. Plus, in addition to the built-in RGB lighting, you get additional RGB headers and an addressable RGB header for compatible components, perfect for anyone who fills their PC with multicolored LEDs.

Logitech MX Master 2S

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We had high praise for this wireless mouse in our Logitech MX Master 2S review when it was released. It features an ergonomic shape for a comfortable grip with an excellent layout of additional buttons, including a secondary scroll wheel by your thumb. The modern MX Master 3S has officially taken its place, but the 2S is still a fantastic mouse with a few drawbacks besides the lack of storage for the included USB receiver.

When paired with the excellent Logitech Options software, users can customize the functions assigned to each button, including the speed-adaptive scroll wheel. With slower scrolling, the wheel behaves in a standard way and mellows with faster movement, but you can permanently switch between the two modes by pressing the wheel gesture button. With its 55% savings amounting to $55 during Black Friday, this previous generation mouse is one of the best wireless mice around as a timeless masterpiece.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

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What size is too big? Forget that! This gigantic Samsung Neo G9 monitor spans a 49-inch diagonal with a 2K display (5120 x 1440p) for ultrawide gaming. Featuring an ultra-fast 1ms response time paired with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatibility to prevent screen tearing, the bonus Quantum HDR2000 displays gorgeous HDR contrast to complete this amazing package. Go big or go home, right?

Down 34% for a jaw-dropping $800 off during Black Friday, the G9 Neo probably won’t be around for long, so don’t miss it. Gaming at 240Hz with enough room to accommodate two regular QHD panels is about as immersive as it gets. It’s still compatible with standard VESA mounts, so if you need to replace an old mounted monitor, the process will be very simple. Alternatively, the included stand can be adjusted and raised to your preference.

Silverstone SX300-B

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This PSU from Silverstone is ideal for building a small form factor PC with modest specs, rated 80 Plus Bronze with a 300W output. would feel right at home in a basic mini rig. Featuring a single rail design for 25A at 12V+ and a single 80mm fan for airflow, this dinky power supply is 15% off for your next Black Friday SFF PC project.

The cables are fixed in a non-modular design and aren’t very long, meaning you might need extensions depending on your components. Measuring a slim 4.92 x 2.5 x 3.94″ ensures it will fit most compact cases and pair well with a processor offering an integrated GPU to reduce power consumption Check out our roundup of the best Mini-ITX PC cases for ideas on what to choose next.

Alienware Aurora R13

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Alienware gaming PCs are another fantastic way to skip the build process altogether and get straight into the action. Built with high-quality parts and sold with a premium support plan of at least 1 year, you only need a few peripherals. Check out our roundup of the best gaming monitors and you’ll be ready to rock the action with a whopping $550 saving on this entry-level rig.

This Aurora R13 configuration features a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F processor with 8GB of modern 4400MHz DDR5 RAM, which you can upgrade at any time with additional modules. For its GPU, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM can handle various modern titles at 1080p on medium to high settings, but don’t expect 4K gaming.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for simple wireless networking and the freedom of Ethernet cables if you’re too far from a router, and the Wi-Fi 6E standard delivers fast speeds. The 256GB M.2 SSD is good enough to boot, but you’ll soon need the extra space if you’re installing multiple games. Keep an eye on this blog for deals on storage.

Seagate Barracuda 8TB

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Super-fast SSDs are fantastic for installing your operating system and a handful of games, but prices tend to rise significantly on larger storage sizes. You can get mechanical SATA drives with monstrous amounts of space for relatively cheap, including this Seagate Barracuda with 8TB of space for plenty of room for oversized software.

Reduced by $50 for Black Friday at Best Buy, it’s a great way to expand your desktop storage. Just make sure you have a spare SATA cable as Seagate doesn’t include one in the box, but it’s a reputable name that comes highly recommended in our roundup of the best internal hard drives on Windows Central.

CyberPowerPC GMA890AV2 Game Master

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Want to completely skip the build process with a pre-built machine? CyberPowerPC has been in the desktop-ready scene for years, and we’ve even recommended its budget models for playing games like Microsoft Flight Simulator for less. For an early Black Friday saving, the Gamer Master GMA890AV2 model offers a mid-range spec with an entry-level RTX 3050 GPU at 33% off.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM can handle the recommended specs for games like Overwatch 2, and a dual aid of a 500GB NVMe SSD for Windows 11 and a 2TB mechanical hard drive offers plenty of space for software. CyberPowerPC even adds a Wi-Fi card if you’re setting up a desktop without Ethernet access, making it an attractive option that you can upgrade to in the future.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus

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Ranked among the best solid-state storage we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing, our initial review of the Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD had only one gripe: the lack of a 2TB option. , fantastic news! Not only is Samsung now offering this gigantic storage option, it’s on sale for a Black Friday debut deal with a 68% saving.

If you’re looking for fast storage to handle 4K video editing or 3D modeling, the EVO Plus has you covered. Featuring Samsung’s 96-layer V NAND memory with sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/s and reads of 3500MB/s, it creates the ideal environment for your operating system and the most demanding applications.

AMD Ryzen 7 5000 Series

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The Ryzen 7 5700G features integrated Radeon graphics, ideal for a budget build or just as a backup when changing to a dedicated GPU. Using the AMD Zen 3 architecture, this APU has a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz but can be overclocked to 4.6 GHz if you can control the high temperatures with a suitable cooler.

Check out our 5000 series CPU breakdown and double-check your component compatibility. The 5700G caps out at PCIe 3.0, compared to the standard 5000 series supporting PCIe 4.0 for a wider choice of GPUs. Its low TDP of 65W reduces power consumption, so you can save money on a modest PSU and build a very affordable PC with that whopping 48% saving.

TP-Link Archer AX75

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The leading wireless networking standard, Wi-Fi 6E, offers a range of improvements to your home if you have compatible devices. Even if you’re using mostly previous-generation technology, our TP-Link Archer AXE75 review proved this router to be the most accessible option with enough bandwidth and signal strength to provide reliable access in a home. 2 to 3 bedrooms.

Dropping its price even further with a 20% saving for the start of the Black Friday period, the Archer AXE5400 is your best bet for a tri-band router with modern technology. A combined speed of up to 5400 Mbps on the 6 GHz, 5 GHz, and 2.4 GHz bands is enough to keep your devices streaming smoothly and protect gamers from lag. Wi-Fi 6E is still relatively new, but it’s a fantastic option for the future.

Dora W. Clawson